Message from Sheriff Hall:
Welcome to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Web page. I hope you will enjoy our new website. We are excited to provide a current and updated site which will be used by the community, Sheriff’s Office staff and members of the media. I encourage you to spend time looking at the different pages contained within the website as you will find information related to local events, inmate information, crime prevention and also learn about the different units which make up our Agency. Of course, don’t forget to visit our Facebook page.
I trust, you the citizens will view this website as another valuable tool to make Santa Rosa County a safer place to live and raise our family.
It is a great honor to serve you as your Sheriff. I truly believe that by working together, we can and will make a difference.
Sheriff Wendell Hall
General Information about Santa Rosa County
Santa Rosa County is situated within the Panhandle area of Northwest Florida. The county’s southern boundary includes Navarre Beach, known today as one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation. Just west of Navarre Beach is the quiet suburban community of Gulf Breeze. North of Santa Rosa County’s beach communities are the towns of Milton, Pace, Bagdad and Jay, all areas of abundant historical significance. The last census population estimate of 151,372 was listed in 2010. Santa Rosa County has been recognized as one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Florida according to the latest census data. Santa Rosa County has a large military presence to include NAS Pensacola, Hurlburt Field, Whiting Field and Eglin AFB.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 400 employees who include Sworn Law Enforcement and Detention Deputies. The Sheriff is responsible for administration and support of the County Jail Facility which is part of the Sheriff’s Office Administration building.
In early 2014, Santa Rosa County received the distinction of a “Safe Community” by the National Safety Council. The distinction given to Santa Rosa County is only the 24th award nationally and the first in the State of Florida. Sheriff Hall is proud of the hard work and effort made by the Deputies of this Agency who helped make this happen.